I’ve started snorkeling and am looking into starting SCUBA diving. I haven’t bought fins yet and there are SOOO many to choose from. I live in South FL and was wondering if I should get the open fins with neoprene boots or the full foot ones. I need a pair that will work equally well for both SCUBA and Snorkel.

Well, I have two sets, both of which are open in the back. One is split fin and the other set is the hard plastic type. I prefer the open models because they adjust to whatever bootie I wear. I’ve been in the position where I’ve worn a light bootie and also a drysuit with thick socks underneath and the open back adjusts to either. Because you can adjust the strap, you’re less likely to lose them. That’s just my opinion.